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American pulp fiction first appeared on cheap, wood pulp paper. In the early 20th century, it lived in fiction magazines that cost no more than a dime.
These disposable magazines were the home of so-called "genre" fiction: thrillers, romances, noir crime stories, westerns, science fiction, and …Authors
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I met Monika Mogi a few years ago in LA while we were both nervously standing around at the Ardorous/Rookie group show in which we both had work. Her boyfriend had a car and some weed so we escaped the crowd and drove up to Griffith Park to relax. …Art
He may have painted dozens of self-portraits, but Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh was not a fan of being photographed. Few photographic images of the …Art
Although his subjects include some of the most famous musicians of the past four decades, the work of Dutch artist Anton Corbijn, on view this summer at the Hague Museum of Photography in the just-extended major retrospective “1-2-3-4,” are far removed from the kind of big production typical of …Art
This post was adapted from my eBook, Taking Your Portraiture to the Next Level I.
Many of wedding and family photography portfolios featuring the …Fashion Photography
Milan Kundera was a gateway drug for me, my initiation into the world of serious literature. I still have the heavily (and embarrassingly) annotated edition of The Unbearable Lightness of Being that I was given by Giles H, a portly and bespectacled boy in the upper sixth when I, a pimply fourth …Literature
There are no artifacts at a new museum in Munich tracing the rise of Nazism—and the stark words and images make a powerful impact.
A visit to Munich finds a pleasant town of tradition; clean neo-classical buildings, ornate churches and noble parklands animated by people riding bikes, walking dogs …Museums
Art is seen as unquantifiable. Great paintings are creative forces that transcend their brush strokes, colors, and compositions. They can’t be reduced to mere data, analyzed, and ranked by their creativity. Two computer scientists at Rutgers University respectfully disagree.
Ahmed Elgammal and Babak …Art
As you walk through Snapchat's headquarters in Venice, California, you'll notice a series of bright portraits of famous innovators.
Everyone from Andy Warhol and Nelson Mandela to Tina Fey and Daft Punk have earned a spot on the startup's walls.
But these aren't your typical stuffy portraits — in …Artists
Rows of rigidly posed, plastic-looking green figures stand at attention. Guns in tow, they’re dwarfed by the vast expanse of desert surrounding them. But these are no toy soldiers. The subjects of Simon B. Thorpe’s photographs are real men, modeled to look like the symbols of so many childhood …Portrait Photography
In the lead up to the release of “Jurassic World” on June 12, Mondo, the Austin-based collectible art boutique, is doing a gallery exhibit that will showcase dozens of original works of art and screen prints inspired by Steven Spielberg’s 1993 hit that started it all, “Jurassic Park.”
Titled “When …Art
All Day It Has Rained
All day it has rained, and we on the edge of the moors
Have sprawled in our bell-tents, moody and dull as boors,
Groundsheets and blankets spread on the muddy ground
And from the first grey wakening we have found
No refuge from the skirmishing fine rain
And the wind that made the …
Simon Raper at Drunks & Lampposts has composed a data visualization of the relations of influence among philosophers. This was put together to …
The National Gallery in London has given its clearest indication that Ireland has a moral, if not legal, right to a priceless collection of impressionist paintings that have been a cause célèbre of Irish nationalism since the 1920s.
The 39 paintings, including some of the most celebrated works of …Art
PALMYRA, an ancient oasis city and one-time capital of a short-lived empire, has been razed before. In the third century, Roman emperor Aurelian …Fragile
How the art world and my family's history inspired my new novel
In the mid 19th century, the patriarch of the Rothschild dynasty, Mayer Amschel Rothschild, his wife and their thirteen children were confined by law to a house measuring only 14 foot wide in a squalid ghetto in Frankfurt. There, life …Art
The reality show queen's new book shows how she turned the Internet into her own Salon des Refusés
On May 15, 1863, the Salon des Refusés opened in Paris to showcase thousands of artists who had been rejected by the conservative jury of the elite Salon. Under intense pressure by both artists and …
Candice Swanepoel | Lindsay Ellingson | Vincent Peters | GQ UK February 2011 | Lily Aldridge | Erin Heatherton - 3 Sensual Fashion Editorials | Art Exhibits
Now this is my vision of the Victoria’s Secret brand! (Note: Erin Heatherton added Jan 8 and new from Vincent Peters website on Feb 13.)
Not a gaggling …
German native Andrew Myers has a pretty cool hobby. He drills 1000s of screws into wood. What exactly is he doing? He is creating contemporary …
Once upon a time not so very long ago, graffiti was only thought of socially as taboo. It was an act of vandalism found in low-income …
Louis Fleckenstein's first camera was a birthday gift from his wife around 1895. Eight years later, after participating in numerous local and Midwest …Art
Forget the Beach Boys, Michael Jackson and Madonna. The most important cultural shift in American pop music began with the explosion of rap in the early 1990s.
The Beatles and the Rolling Stones didn’t spark the British Invasion of the 1960s, but they did fan its flames.
And don’t buy snobs' …Scientific Research